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Welcome to NALIT News, an online feed of articles of interest to the members of the National Association of Information Technology (NALIT) professional association.

Here you will find posts by the membership, leadership and staff of NALIT. These items include lessons learned by other legislative information technology organizations, announcements from NALIT, articles of interest, opportunities for professional development, and news of various functions and events organized through NCSL. To submit an article to newsletter editor, Nate Rohan, please email it to Kae Warnock.

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Award cupDo you know a team that delivered software that made life easier for legislators or saved staff hours per week? Or a team that works all hours to make sure the network is up and secure? Perhaps an individual who has dedicated a career to translating legislative business needs to technologists and technologists to members and staff? Or a NALIT member who has dedicated time and effort to promote the NALIT mission and its contributions to legislative IT staff? Please take this opportunity to recognize the outstanding work done by NALIT members.

Each year NCSL provides the opportunity to nominate an individual or work group for a Legislative Staff Achievement Award. NALIT may name up to two recipients–-individuals, teams or legislative offices–-for recognition each year.  NCSL will announce the recipients of the 2021 Legislative Staff Achievement Awards this summer. NALIT honorees will be recognized at the NCSL “Salute to Legislative Staff” event during NCSL Base Camp 2021 (Aug. 3-5, 2021).

All members of NALIT are eligible for this award (if you are an information technology professional working for a legislature, you are a member of NALIT!). Nominations may be submitted by the nominee, by legislators or other legislative staff, or by other members of the Association. 

So why should YOU take the time to nominate someone? Nominate a NALIT colleague in another state to recognize the work they do for NALIT and their legislature. Nominate a member of your IT staff in your state legislature to thank them for their service. Read about past recipients of the award here.

Award Criteria

  • Helping to improve the effectiveness of the legislative institution
  • Supporting the legislative process and the mission of the legislature
  • Exhibiting a high degree of professionalism, competence and integrity in serving the legislature and the public
  • Contributing to the work of the National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Contributing to the National Association of Legislative Information Technology
  • Contributing to existing knowledge and demonstrating expertise in a particular field

Nomination Deadline

Nominations for the 2021 will be accepted starting Monday, March 15, 2021. Nominations must be received no later than Friday, April 30, 2021.

Submit Your Nomination

It's easy to nominate someone! Just send an email describing why you think your nominee deserves recognition. Briefly address how the nominee meets the above criteria, and submit your nomination to the committee.

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